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Leo Baeck Medal for Max Warburg

Leo Baeck Institute – New York | Berlin honored the Hamburg banker Max Warburg with the 2017 Leo Baeck Medal in a ceremony at the Center for Jewish History in New York on November 15, 2017.

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Dr. Robert Ira Lewy Reference Service

While reading rooms around the world—including at the Center for Jewish History— have closed their doors in recent months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, research activity has only increased.

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New Website Virtually Reconstructs Austrian-Jewish Lives

A group of historians in Vienna has begun a detailed evaluation of LBI’s extensive collection of Austrian oral histories. They are enriching them on a new website with photographs, analysis, and more.

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Shira Klein: Teaching Research Skills with DigiBaeck

Historian Shira Klein talks about using DigiBaeck as a new tool for engaging undergraduates in original research using primary sources.

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What’s in a Name? Dennis Baum and the Simson Company

Dennis Baum fought for restitution of his family’s assets for years following the German reunification. The records of the Simson Company and of its restitution are now preserved in the LBI Archives.

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Wikipedians Write the Book on LBI Collections

Staff and volunteers of the Center for Jewish History and the Leo Baeck Institute entered the first CJH Edit-a-thon to enrich Wikipedia's information on women in Jewish History.

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Jewish Encounters in the Great War: WWI in LBI Collections

The Leo Baeck archive preserves a wide range of material pertaining to WWI as it was experienced by German speaking Jews. Here, we present a selection of photographs, letters, drawings and documents.

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New Gift to Support Pilot Projects in Transcription and Photograph Digitization

Thanks to a gift from a private family foundation, LBI will launch pilot projects aimed at improving access to and discovery of two classes of materials in LBI archives that are rich in information but too often hidden from researchers: handwritten manuscripts and photographs. A significant portion of LBI’s 10,000 …

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An interview with Arnon Goldfinger

In this interview, film director of The Flat, Arnon Goldfinger, talks about archives, loss, and memory.

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LBI Materials Now Searchable in More Global Databases

The Leo Baeck Institute is now collaborating with Judaica Europeana, Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek, Worldcat and the Digital Public Library of America to make its holding even more accessible.